Monday, 4 August 2008

Storing Ribbons


I saw this idea on a US site and decided it was the perfect way to use those lovely coffee jars that I always hate throwing away - did consider Ikea jars but doing my bit for recycling and the financial situation!!
I love the way they look, just like those old sweetie jars in the shops when I was little. Still need more large ones as not all my colours are in them yet, and, you may notice, one is a kilner jar - was getting a bit desperate.
I have all my spools in a drawer - I do admire folk who have lovely clean houses and can leave their card and ribbons out, my house gets so dusty they would spoil (I blame Murphy for bringing all the dirt in, three and he still hasn't mastered wiping his feet before he comes in).
Can't believe it is so long since I posted, blame this wedding, cleaning, gardening and icing THE cake have taken over my life. Haven't made a card for weeks. 


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea Jen, may just have to do that myself. Thanks for sharing xx Louise Emma

Norma said...

I like the idea Jean and so pretty too.
My ribbons are all in a big shoe box, so guess what i am going to be saving now,(yes coffee jars.)

Norma x

Jackie said...

lovely idea for all the smaller bits... and I agree... I hate throwing those coffee jars away too !!! ... wont be from now on. All larger amounts of ribbon,I have on dolly pegs ... but like this too... thanks for sharing.. xx

Bev said...

Now that is very pretty

Jak said...

it not only looks pretty but it serves a purpose and it is environmentally friendly so it has to be a thumbs up.

Liz said...

What a great idea Jean, only would have to drink loads of coffee to get the jars, am more of a tea jeanie! x

Margaret A said...

It looks lovely, Jean...most of mine are on reels but it would be nice to have a couple of nice glass jars on the shelf..thanks for the idea.

Susan said...

What a great idea Jean and they look so pretty too.